Theo Caldwell

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Theo Caldwell is a Canadian, Irish and American businessman, writer, and former television host.[1] Caldwell is also an investment advisor in the US and Canada, and is president of Caldwell Asset Management, one of the subsidiaries of Caldwell Financial Ltd, a company established by his father Thomas Caldwell.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Caldwell was educated at Upper Canada College (UCC), a private high school, graduating in 1991.[3] He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Trinity College[4] and an M.P.P. from the University of London.[5]

In the 2000 Canadian federal election, Caldwell was the candidate for the Canadian Alliance in the Toronto riding of St. Paul's. Caldwell placed third with 5,415 votes (11.7%) behind Barry Cline, the Progressive Conservative candidate and Carolyn Bennett, the Liberal candidate who won the riding.[6]

In 2002, Caldwell offered $150,000 in an unsuccessful bid to purchase Frank magazine hoping to change it into a "kinder and gentler" publication.[7]

Until 2011, Caldwell was a regular columnist for the Toronto Sun and other Sun Media properties;[5] he has also been published in the National Post.[8] He was also a regular financial and political commentator on CTV and CTV News Channel.

In August 2008, Theo Caldwell was recognized as the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research Golden Magen Davidhonoree for outstanding person of the year, for his support of Israel in the columns of Sun Media properties and in the National Post.[9]

He is the author of a children's book, Finn the Half-Great, published in 2009[10][11] which debuted as the top teen literature book in the country that year[5] and was named as one of the Toronto Star's top holiday fantasy reads for children.[12]

Caldwell currently hosts Global Command Centre a syndicated programme on international politics produced by New Light Pictures Global Media.

Caldwell returned to UCC in 2010 to serve a year as McLeese Chair in Canadian Debating.[4]

Sun News Network[edit]

In mid-April 2011, Caldwell was named host of The Caldwell Account, a news and analysis show on Sun News Network.[13][14] Caldwell was criticized for his interviewing skills, notably his fast-talking and frequent interruptions.[15] Theo Caldwell left the network the week of June 27, 2011.[16][17] Several years later, Caldwell revealed that he quit as a result of Sun failing to pay him.[18] Caldwell's short tenure at Sun received further notice in November 2011 when Sun News reprinted a group photo from its launch in which Caldwell's image was pasted over "with a discoloured, mildly out-of-proportion image of his replacement, Toronto radio host Michael Coren."[19]

Of Sun News Network, Caldwell wrote that " I wasn’t proud of my work there. That is not to say I was not proud of my effort or that I compromised my principles; just that the finished product was lousy television, even by Canadian standards."[18]

Recent career[edit]

From 2014 until the fall of 2015, Caldwell hosted a weekly hourlong show, Saturday nights on CFRB radio, which was later cancelled.[20] More recently, he has been a contributor to Ezra Levant's online portal, The Rebel Media.


Electoral record - St. Paul's, Ontario[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Carolyn Bennett 25,110 54.3% 0.0%
Progressive Conservative Barry Cline 10,035 21.7% -2.0%
Alliance Theo Caldwell 5,415 11.7% +4.4%
New Democratic Guy Hunter 4,372 9.7% -2.7%
Green Don Roebuck 759 1.6% +0.4%
Marijuana Andrew Potter 221 0.5%
Canadian Action Mark Till 125 0.3% -0.1%
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Seed 88 0.2% -0.1%
Natural Law Ron Parker 83 0.2% -0.3%
Total valid votes 46,208 100.0%


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  2. ^ Govani, Shinan (2 May 2007). "Actor, banker and Irish mythmaker". Financial Post. 
  3. ^ > Discover (17 November 2008). "Theo Caldwell '91 Address to Assembly". Upper Canada College. Archived from the original on January 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b > Discover (2010). "McLeese Chair in Canadian Debating". Upper Canada College. Archived from the original on January 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Long, Jamie (19 March 2011). "Theo Caldwell joins Sun News team". QMI Agency. 
  6. ^ Hill, Tony L (2002). Canadian politics, riding by riding: an in-depth analysis of Canada's 301 federal electoral districts. Prospect Park Press. p. 219. ISBN 0-9723436-0-1. 
  7. ^ "Loose lips tell us Bay St. is about to get 'Franked'". Globe and Mail. July 31, 2003. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Caldwell, Theo (2010). "Full Comment". National Post. [dead link]
  9. ^ Arnold, Janice (15 July 2007). "Institute celebrates 20 years of defending Israel". Canadian Jewish News. 
  10. ^ Wiersema, Robert (December 2009). "Finn the Half-Great". Quill and Quire. 
  11. ^ Bonokosky, Mark (20 October 2009). "Half-Great Finn a legend of lore". Toronto Sun / QMI Agency. 
  12. ^ Baker, Deirdre (13 December 2009). "Holiday Reads: Deirdre Baker's Fantasy Books for Kids". Toronto Star. 
  13. ^ Weese, Bryn (18 April 2011). "A new Sun has risen and is now on-air". London Free Press. 
  14. ^ Alberta Media News (21 March 2011). "Sun News Network Announces Theo Caldwell as Signature Host". MediaMag. 
  15. ^ Petrowski, Nathalie (20 April 2011). "Rien de neuf sous le soleil de Sun TV" (in French). 
  16. ^ The Canadian Press (30 June 2011). "Theo Caldwell, host of 'The Caldwell Account,' leaves Sun News Network". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. 
  17. ^ La Presse Canadienne (30 June 2011). "Theo Caldwell, un animateur de Sun News, claque la porte" (in French). Cyberpresse. 
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  19. ^ "SunTV caught in Photoshop snafu". National Post. November 29, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
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